South Africa also does get snow on the higher elevations once or twice in winter - and only light snowfalls by some European standards. This image is of the Katberg Eco Golf Estate which is situated in a private game reserve. The name Katberg literally means "Mountain of the Cats" and the geographical Katberg is just about centre in the background. Most of whoever can afford it now resort to living in such high security places.
No post-processing was required except size reduction and sharpening for upload.
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dta (71467) 2013-10-03 0:20
Hello Neels ,
It looks like a charming village , but redaing your note , this is not a real one . The view is amazing , especially with the clouds rolling ove the snowy mountains in the BG .
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-10-03 2:49
This is a wonderful shot Neels and I wouldn't mind living in this eco village as it has such a wonderful outlook. The light is really lovely and I like the way it hits the one white facade and some areas of the snow-covered Katberg and clouds. I would love to see a sight like this.... maybe next year? The quality of this upload looks good. Did you try out resizing as we discussed? Warm wishes from Windhoek. Rosemary
gervaso (11980) 2013-10-03 4:43
Wonderful view of the snow mountains in the background merging with the clouds! A very nice place, captured with excellent colors and depth! The quality of the image is excellent! Beautiful job!
macondo (18623) 2013-10-03 4:59
A fine and interesting landscape, setting those quite elegant but cardboard-looking houses against the background of those magnificent snowy peaks and superbly detailed clouds. It's quite a breathtaking scene, conjuring up a sense of vastness. We also get snow here in south-eastern Australia, in an area that is larger Switzerland. It doesn't last long, but there's enough for skiing for a couple of months. Wonder what will happen to these areas as the globe gets warmer.
lousat (82720) 2013-10-03 8:58
Hi Neels,what a magnificent view! This is not Kilimangiaro but i can see snow too,and from Africa..ehhee...beautiful capture whit a special diagonal light to create the best 3D effect and the usual excellent quality of details and colors like in your rock pics on TN,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
jhm (144328) 2013-10-04 2:42
Deze foto is echt bijzonder door de laaghangende wolken boven de Katberg.
De bergtoppen zijn zelfs bedekt met sneeuw, daar speelt u werkelijk met licht en schaduwen.
Maar het nieuwe dorp in de vallei trek echt de aandacht met al de zelfde woningen.
Uw foto is heel mooi van kwaliteit en zeker zonder verwerkingsproces.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
John uit Vlaams BelgiŽ.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-11 9:28
Lucky are they who live in this beautiful place.
A marvelous landscape with exceptional quality and great colors. Light from top right has created a nice effect on the buildings as well as the mountain and the clouds - you have utilized it beautifully.
thebest (4276) 2013-11-15 23:19
Snow capped mountains - beautiful homes & before reading your notes I was just about to write that it feels like there is a golf course not to far away... & then noticed the tees... Excellent photo love the overall content & superb clarity of your photo.
adramad (40710) 2014-01-05 8:26
Fabulous composition, which unites the charm of small and charming group of houses on the plain, with the superb natural beauty of the mountains, the snow gives more charm.
A colorful perfect very natural.
The image is very bright and has a good sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
npecanhuk (70129) 2014-02-14 18:59
Special regards to the soft light & colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
Silvio1953 (130518) 2014-02-15 5:31
Ciao Neels, lovely composition with nice village and fantastic mountain full of snow, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-03 13:04
very pretty scenery for these couple of houses. They look so neat that they remind me of some dolls houses. very good colors and well balanced composition. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
jmdias (59000) 2014-03-29 1:41
I saw peaks covered with snow in my flight from joburg to cape town. it was a pity I hadn't time to visit those other regions. very nice your image showing the modern houses and the mountains ahead.
josepmarin (57953) 2014-09-17 6:04
A great view of this beautiful houses in the middle of a gorgeous landscape, that you've caught skilfully, in a sharp image.
A perfect lighting and natural colors complete your composition.
ikeharel (63039) 2014-10-06 7:34
The village with the same-pattern houses, gave good scale over the valley and the far mountains with snowy tops. That's way we can appreciate how wide is this place and yet, a beautiful scene you managed to collect.
Immaculate clear picture, my cong.'s,